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If your Smartphone is running low on storage, and you use WhatsApp often, it’s possible that videos, photos and voice messages stored in the app may be taking up significant space on your device. Even though the app has always provided a way to delete WhatsApp media, the process has now been made a lot easier.
WhatsApp is releasing a new and improved way to manage storage on the app, helping users easily identify, select and bulk delete content that may be filling their phone.
WhatsApp now flags media as ‘Larger Than 5 MB’ and ‘Forwarded Many Times,’ for example, and allows you to select-all files and then delete all of it. For the rest, you can see which files are taking up most space and delete them selectively.
An update with this new feature is rolling out globally this week for both iPhone and Android users. You can check for it in the app by going to Settings > Storage and Data > Manage Storage.
Netflix is gearing up for another price hike for its streaming service. The updated pricing is already in effect for new customers while existing users in the United States will see the increase over the coming weeks.
Netflix’s basic plan (single screen) will continue to cost U.S $8.99 per month, while its most popular standard plan (2 screens) will see a jump by 7.7% from U.S $12.99 to U.S $13.99 per month. The top-tier premium plan will get the biggest increase, by 12.5%, from U.S $15.99 to U.S $17.99 per month.
What does this mean for Netflix customers in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean? Well, for now the price hike only seems to apply to U.S customers but this could foreshadow what’s to come in the near future.
The last time Netflix raised its prices was back in January 2019. The company is facing increased competition in the streaming market with recent services like Apple TV+, Disney+, Peacock and HBO Max.
Netflix’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Product Officer, Greg Peters, recently hinted that a price jump was coming at an earnings call. He said that as the company invests more into both content and tech developments, they’ll “occasionally go back and ask [customers] to pay a little bit more to keep that virtuous cycle of investment and value creation going.”
In the past, Netflix’s CEO Reed Hastings has said the company is okay with losing some customers due to things like price hikes and competitors.
Apple has officially announced the date for its highly-anticipated iPhone 12 event - Tuesday 13th October 2020 at 1pm EST/10am PST. The event this year will be streamed directly from Apple Park and will be completely virtual, just like WWDC 2020 in June and the ‘Time Flies’ event in September, because of COVID-19. Apple is teasing this month’s event with a “Hi, Speed” tagline.
Will this year’s iPhone lineup actually be called ‘iPhone 12?’ That’s what all the rumors suggest, but we’ll only know for sure when the event begins.
Just last month, on 15th September 2020, Apple held a virtual event to announce the Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch Series 6, iPad Air 4th generation and the 8th generation iPad. Apple also revealed some new subscription services like Fitness+ and the Apple One bundle.
According to 9to5Mac, the “Hi, Speed” tagline is a clear hint at the iPhone 12 and its expected 5G connectivity and A14 processor. The circular rings also resemble the Siri interface amid rumors of a smaller HomePod. The blue color shade of the invite could also be a hint at the ‘Midnight Blue’ color option that is reportedly coming with the iPhone 12 lineup — it also just so happens to match the new blue Apple Watch Series 6. Whether or not the orange on the invite also represents a new iPhone 12 color is unknown.
Apple’s October event will be live-streamed across Apple’s website, in the Apple TV app and on YouTube.
The primary focus for the iPhone 12 event will, of course, be the iPhone 12. Apple is expected to unveil four (4) new iPhone 12 models this year:
The differentiating factor between these iPhone 12 models will be the camera technology. The 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 are expected to feature dual-lens camera set-ups on the back, while the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will feature triple-lens camera arrays on the back with an all-new LiDAR Scanner as well.
Other features of the iPhone 12 lineup include OLED displays across the board as well as 5G connectivity. The iPhone 12 lineup will reportedly support mmWave 5G as well as sub-6GHz 5G. In terms of design, the devices are expected to feature flat edges similar to the iPhone 4, iPhone 5, and the latest iPad Pro.
Reports currently indicate that Apple is planning a staggered release schedule for the iPhone 12, with some models potentially not being available until November.
It’s possible other products may also be revealed at the iPhone 12 event, including Apple’s AirPods Studio (over-ear headphones), AirTag (item trackers), a new Apple TV and Siri Remote, and news about the Apple Silicon transition for the Mac.
What are you most excited to see at Apple’s iPhone 12 event this year? Let us know in the comments below.
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Apple became the first U.S company with a $2 Trillion Market Capitalization on Wednesday (19th August 2020) as its share price climbed above U.S $467.77. The tech giant joins Saudi Aramco as the only companies to reach a $2 Trillion market value.
Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company, Saudi Aramco, briefly crossed the $2 Trillion level a few days days after its Initial Public Offering (IPO) in December 2019. Currently, that company is worth U.S $1.82 Trillion.
Apple's Market Capitalization has soared by 59%, or U.S $695 Billion this year. Shares have gained 22% since 30th July 2020, when the company reported blockbuster second-quarter earnings and announced a 4-for-1 stock split.
Apple reached the $2 Trillion milestone just over two (2) years after becoming the first U.S company to achieve a $1 Trillion Market Capitalization on 2nd August 2018. Since then, Alphabet, Amazon and Microsoft have all joined the ultra-exclusive $1 Trillion club. Both Amazon and Microsoft currently have Market Capitalizations of about $1.6 Trillion while Alphabet is near $1.05 Trillion.
The first company in the world to reach a $1 Trillion valuation is state-owned Chinese oil giant PetroChina, which briefly eclipsed the level back in 2017.
Apple is expected to release its eagerly-awaited iPhone 12 models in early October 2020, several weeks later than its usual September release, due to COVID-19 related manufacturing delays. The Apple Watch Series 6 and other products may still be released in September 2020.
Samsung revealed a slew of new products at its virtual Unpacked Event today (Wednesday 5th August 2020) including the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, a new smartwatch, fully-wireless earbuds, and more. Samsung also teased the second-generation of its foldable smartphone.
The Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra features large 6.7-inch and 6.9-inch displays, respectively. The Ultra model features a 3088 x 1440 resolution with a super-rich 496 PPI and very slim bezels.
Another standout feature is a 120Hz display for the Note 20 Ultra, something also rumored to arrive with Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup.
Other features of the Galaxy Note 20 series include the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon chips, up to 12 GB of RAM, 108 MP primary rear camera sensor with up to 50x hybrid zoom, and 128 GB base storage. The Galaxy Note 20 starts at US $999 while the Note 20 Ultra starts at US $1,399.
Samsung’s latest fully wireless earbuds now comes with Active Noise Cancelation (ANC) and the new Galaxy Watch 3 comes with hardware to support blood pressure and blood oxygen readings, and more.
The Ministry of Health has announced on Monday evening (30th March 2020) that Trinidad and Tobago now has a total of 83 positive cases of COVID-19, adding another case since this morning’s update. So far there have been three (3) deaths and one (1) person has been discharged. Tobago reported its third confirmed case earlier today.
According to the Ministry, the new additional case comes from a person with a history of recent travel.
The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has tested a total of 539 samples to date.
The Ministry notes that of the 83 positive cases, 49 of these came from the group of T&T Nationals who recently returned from a cruise.
T&T is currently locked down for all non-essential businesses until 15th April 2020 in an attempt to slow the rapidly growing number of COVID-19 cases in the country.
See the Media Release below from the Ministry for further information.
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